I would like to build a remote controlled car. And if someone already has a good solution for that I would be glad to try it.
It's been a while since I had the time and material to build some LEGO creations. And now I am willing to start anew.
Last time I toyed with LEGO there were electric engines and such, but all I had was remote controlled with a cable and the functions were very basic. I am looking for a more advanced and wireless solution.
I am aware of the Power Functions. But I have no experience with these. Would these be a good start? What are the other options?
Edit: Mindstorms as suggested in a few answers could be the solution, but I am not sure it will be practical yet...
It seems there was an official line of LEGO RC cars at some point. I was thinking about something more like it.
Although I'd like to avoid cutting and gluing 3rd party components I don't mind hacking a few parts together to get something really cool.
As suggested by @pcantin there are adapters I could buy to interface LEGO with 3rd party engines etc... I will look into it. But I would appreciate some better pointers in this regard.
Edit I am already aware of the Power Functions IR remote control It's a good solution to start with (now), but I was looking for something more advanced.
I have never heard of Arduino before, but as a developper I am absolutely thrilled by this solution. I won't have the time to test it now. But it could become the answer I was looking for.